And now an article from Bionic Beauty’s guest contributor, Joycey Couture… she’s here with a review of the Garden Girl’s skincare line!
A chance to test their top products? I’m in!
Pucker Up Coconut – Exfoliating body scrub
with turbiando sugar, lime and coconut
This sugar scrub smells like a summer day in the midst of winter! Although, I must admit, I haven’t seen anything but sunshine and sandy beaches down here in Florida. Yummy lime and coconut overcame my senses as I twisted open the top and suddenly had the urge to skip down to the beach! I fought against my cravings and jumped in shower to test out this earth friendly scrub.
What I found? After using this product, I’ve considered writing to Kristin Miller (founder/owner of Garden Girl skincare) to have the name changed from Pucker Up to Surf’s up. It’s very comparable to a lazy afternoon, relaxing at the beach. Ahh…
Although my favorite smelling of the Garden Girl bunch, I honestly wasn’t incredibly impressed with the results. But I’m partial to a more grainy exfoliating wash and tend to steer clear of the sugar scrubs for this exact reason.
This product has a gentle and subtle aura about it and, when exfoliating, I prefer something a little harsher with some kind of immediate result. I guess that’s a result of living in fast paced Miami for so long. (Bionic Beauty says… she likes gentle sugar scrubs better. That’s what makes us all unique. We love different things.) $22 for a *huge* 8 ounce tub at Garden Girl.
You’re Fresh (and so clean, clean?) – Herbal Face Cleanser
with aloe, herbal extracts, tea tree oil, and silk protein
I’ve been using this face cleanser all week (and might I add, it is *that* week- you know, the week of hormonal chaos), so You’re Fresh was really put to the test; especially after I was commanded, by sister BB, to leave ALL beauty products at home.
If I may quote our beloved BB- “Come with nothing and I mean not a thing. I don’t want to see shampoo, soap, lotion, or makeup in your bag. (Insert Bionic ‘grr’ here.)” So here I am, with out my daily dose (or dose and a half) of Clean & Clear. Gasp!
Now, I must tell you- it’s pretty typical for me to have a few pimples during my period. It has always seemed inevitable! When, what to my wondering eyes should appear? No break outs! Not one. Not one glistening ‘lil Rudolph type blemish ALL week! Or even a miniature sleigh and eight tiny reindeer. 😉
Although I wasn’t entirely sure that this was due to simply the wash or the complete line of products I’ve used religiously throughout this week- so please, do keep reading. You’re Fresh cleanser is $25 for a 4oz bottle.
Even Ste(pH)en – Hydrating Toner
w/ skin-firming DMAE, hyaluronic acid and herbal extracts
I’ll be honest, I’ve never used a toner.
I’m a simplest in more ways than one. Some even consider me to be a hippie of sorts. I’ve always washed my face morning and night. Perhaps adding a mask or two a week. Always following up with my routine Oil Free Oil of Olay lotion. Then, I hit the hay. Crash.
And that’s it. Bare bones. Stick with what works, right?
(Keep on reading… lots more…)
And why?! I turn 27 next month. Which means- I’m on the prowl for anything and everything that says “skin firming.”
Even Ste(pH)en says just that! It caught my attention and I’ve been a toner lover ever since. It’s refreshing and I can almost feel my skin contracting.
Although I’m sure I need longer than a week to know the true effects, I must say- this product, in addition to You’re Fresh, have left me acne free and completely moisturized each, and every humid Florida day. Get Even Ste(ph)en toner at Garden Girl. A bottle is 4 ounces and runs $18.
Hand it to You – Hand Repair Cream
w/ aloe, hyaluronic acid, shea butter, and antioxidants
It’s that time of year- family, friends, resolutions, new acquaintances and… dry hands. Argh.
From the rigid, snow covered north to the dry, icy Midwest, to even the most tropical climates (ahem, Melbourne, Florida)- which lotion should you turn too?
Hand it to You works overtime. It even helped cozy up my flip flop drained feet! Save your money on that monthly mani/pedi and try out this Garden Girl’s must have. Garden Girl’s Hand it to You comes in a 4 ounce jar, more of a butter consistency ($15) or a 8 ounce pump bottle for a lotion formula ($25).
Hugs – Vanilla Body Butter
w/ Shea butter, aloe, hyaluronic acid and green tea
Do you prefer a thick moisturizing cream or a lightweight lotion? You’re answer will determine your wants and needs when it comes to Garden Girl’s product line.
I adored Hugs. It was an intense moisturizer, yet easily spreadable. And the scent!? Delectable. Hugs Body Butter is $16 for a 4 ounce jar… or get a better bargain with the 8oz jar for $26!
If you do tend to stick to light weight lotions, I wouldn’t hesitate to insist you try Garden Girl’s Alive, Jump Start, Mellow or Chill Out body lotions. Every product I’ve encountered has been exceptional!
Let me and BB know what you think of them!
Coming soon to a Bionic Beauty near you… Joycey Couture reviews the long term effects of Garden Girl’s…
- Starting Over – Non-drying Microdermobrasion Scrub
w/ Shea butter, avocado oil and jojoba
- No Worries – Anti Wrinkle Cream
w/ aloe, jojoba, DMAE, and hyaluronic acid
- Break Free – Fruit Acid Gel
w/ lactic, glycolic, and pyruvic acids